Chemical Questions

Discussion in 'The Darkroom' started by aggiezach, Feb 27, 2004.

  1. aggiezach

    aggiezach Yup...

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    Ok, I'm pretty excited, I just bought the film dev tank :D and now I would like to get some suggestions on developers. Which brand/type do you all use? I've heard of Kodak d-76 Tri-X Dektol (for paper right?) I've heard people mention the Ilford stuff but I've never talked with anyone who has used it. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks in advance!

    Zach
     
  2. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hey, congrats!! You'll have tons of fun developing!

    For film developer I like Rodinal at 1:50 proportions. Very snappy, excellent contrast. An oldie but goodie...

    :p
     
  3. oriecat

    oriecat work in progress

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    I am currently using Ilford's Ilfosol film developer. I think it's 1:9. Seems really good to me. But I haven't tried many, just D-76 I think?
     
  4. TheProf

    TheProf TPF Noob!

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    Ya I would have to agree with Mitika Rodinal is the bomb especially if you use it with T grain films (T-max) very good grain results and great tonal range!
    Have fun!!
     

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